SBD/May 16, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

Universal Sports yesterday announced that CEO DAVID STERNBERG left the organization and has been replaced by SCOTT BROWN, who will serve as President of the Olympic and endurance sports network. Brown joined Universal Sports in '11 as Senior VP & General Counsel. Prior to that, he worked in legal affairs at Fox Cable Networks. He will report to PETER KERN, Managing Partner at InterMedia Partners, which is the majority owner of Universal Sports (Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer).

EXECS: In N.Y., Bart Hubbuch cites sources as saying that NFL Jets Assistant GM SCOTT COHEN and Dir of Football Administration ARI NISSIM have both been told "their contracts are not being renewed." Neither dismissal is "a surprise." Former NFL Cardinals GM ROD GRAVES is "expected to be hired shortly in a yet-to-be-decided capacity" (N.Y. POST, 5/16)....KemperLesnik named AHL Chicago Wolves VP/Business Development CURT GRUBER VP/Sports & Event Marketing (KemperLesnik)....The Dolphins promoted Senior Dir of Media Relations JASON JENKINS to VP/Communications (Dolphins)....The NFL Cardinals promoted college scout DRU GRIGSON to Dir of College Scouting, Assistant Dir of Pro Personnel QUENTIN HARRIS to Dir of Pro Scouting and scouting assistant JOSH SCOBEY pro scout. In addition, the team named TERRY MCDONOUGH Eastern Regional Scout, JOHN MANCINI Midwest Regional Scout and DEBBIE POLLOM College Scouting Dir. The Cardinals also named GLEN FOX and DARIUS VINNETT scouting assistants (AZCENTRAL.com, 5/13)....Good Sports named TD Garden President AMY LATIMER to its BOD (Good Sports).

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